Over the last few years, we’ve seen so many new companies and services dedicated to helping creators at each and every stage of running a project. We list creator tested and recommended services on the Creator Resources page, but there’s still a huge question that we’d like to address: What about all of those companies that promise new backers, tons of pledges, and great exposure?Read more
Since our UK launch in 2012, we’ve been (delightfully) overwhelmed with the number of brilliant creative projects coming from communities all over the UK. And on the heels of passing £100 million in funding for UK projects, we’re excited to announce a new partnership with Guardian Live, featuring a series of five talks to be held in London and Edinburgh from July through November.Read more
Jenn de la Vega is a person that you want to be your best friend. In 2014, she launched a project to put out a cassette release with her band, The Shortsleeves. Since then, she's joined us for Creator Hangouts, dropped some wisdom for Creator Basics, live-tweeted rocket liftoffs, become editor-at-large for Put A Egg On It, and made me really, really hungry with her Instagram. Her photography skills are on point and she does a good job making the internet salivate. For that reason, we decided to ask her for some food photography tips that we could share with all of you. While some of the focus is on food, many of her other tips can really help anyone that's new to photographing, or 'gramming their work. –– CarolRead more
Sometime last night, one of you went and did it — pushed us over the line, hauled us up to a huge milestone: $500 million pledged to games on Kickstarter. That’s half a billion dollars pledged to a wild array of mobile games, party games, artsy games, silly games, FPSes, and MMORPGs.Read more
Behind every project is a creator, or team of creators, working to make it happen. And while it's perfectly fine to work on a solo project, collaborating with friends or colleagues can be fun and rewarding, too. Sharing the work of running a campaign also means more time and energy to focus on what you're making, and someone to share the successes and challenges with. Here are some tips to help you collaborate more effectively and produce work that you and your dream team can be proud of.Read more
Our team is on the ground at the Bay Area Maker Faire this weekend, leading talks, and also planning to catch up with lots of creators. Over one hundred Kickstarter projects will be on display! But if you’re not at #MakerFaire, we’ve got you covered with lots of resources to help you plan your next Technology or Design project.
You never know what’s waiting around the next corner. A walking cardboard velociraptor? A hovering Delorean? A life-sized version of the game Mousetrap? All of these things are not just possible but familiar at Maker Faire, the Bay Area’s massive annual celebration of creative technology, DIY culture, and nerdy fun of all stripes. With more than one hundred Kickstarted projects proudly on display this weekend, walking around the Faire will be a bit like a family reunion for us. Our team will be there talking about the many inspiring ways makers use Kickstarter, from starting makerspaces and creating educational kits to experimenting with food hacking and turning a personal passion into a business with a first product launch.
Here’s where to find us, plus a small sampling of the many beautiful, innovative, and wonderfully weird things our creative community is bringing to the greatest show (and tell) on Earth.Read more
Imagine this: you're setting up your project on Kickstarter, excitedly filling out your goal and rewards — and then you reach the Story tab and it's time to upload your project video.Read more